The Las Vegas Raiders proceed to interrupt boundaries within the NFL, hiring Sandra Douglass Morgan because the group’s new president Thursday. Douglass Morgan would be the first Black feminine to carry the place of group president in NFL historical past. The Raiders will announce Douglass Morgan because the group president in a press convention at Allegiant Stadium.
“I’m thrilled to hitch you as we embark on one of the thrilling instances within the historical past of our group,” Morgan stated to group staff in a letter obtained by the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal. “I sit up for assembly every of you in particular person over the approaching weeks.”
The Raiders have damaged loads of boundaries within the NFL, using Tom Flores because the league’s first Hispanic beginning quarterback in 1960 — and later Hispanic head coach in 1979. Artwork Shell was the NFL’s first Black head coach (1989) and Amy Trask was the league’s first feminine CEO in 1997.
Morgan was vice chair of the Las Vegas Tremendous Bowl host committee previous to her new function with the Raiders. She was additionally the previous chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Management Board, a place she held from 2019 to 2021. Morgan additionally served as a metropolis lawyer for Las Vegas from 2013 to 2016 and as a litigation lawyer from MGM Worldwide.
The third Raiders group president in lower than a yr, Morgan will probably be tasked with stabilizing the Raiders within the midst of.
“Let me be clear — I’m not right here to keep away from or sidestep issues or considerations that must be addressed,” Morgan stated within the letter. “I’ve given lengthy and considerate consideration to becoming a member of you, and I’ve finished so as a result of I imagine within the promise of the Raiders. Most significantly, I imagine in your core values of integrity, neighborhood, and dedication to excellence. I’ll anticipate you to embody these and to carry me accountable to doing the identical.”